Faculty in Hispanic Linguistics

Name
Title
Email Address
Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro
Assistant Professor
Adult acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese phonetics/phonology and syntax; heritage speaker phonology/phonetics; phonological theory
cabrelli@uic.edu
Luis López
Professor

Syntactic theory, including syntactic interfaces with other linguistic modules; Romance linguistics; theory-driven empirical research in code-switching

luislope@uic.edu
Kay E. González-Vilbazo
Associate Professor 

Semantics, syntax and morphology; bilingualism and grammar theory
*Not accepting graduate students for Fall 2016

kgv@uic.edu
Kara Morgan-Short

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Second language acquisition, focusing on neurocognitive processes, explicit and implicit training conditions, and individual differences in cognition

karams@uic.edu
Kim Potowski
Professor
Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program 
Heritage language development; Spanish in the U.S.; language & identity; dual immersion education

kimpotow@uic.edu
Inma Taboada
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Director for Spanish, French and German Teacher Education; Advisor for Masters in the Teaching of Spanish

Syntax; teaching of Spanish

taboada@uic.edu

Affiliated and Emeritus Faculty


Rafael Núñez-Cedeño
Professor Emeritus

Spanish phonology, morphology, dialectology, and the development of Spanish phonology

rnunez@uic.edu
Richard Cameron

Professor 
Variationist sociolinguistics; discourse analysis/pragmatics; TESOL; gender and language


rcameron@uic.edu
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Faculty in Latin American and Peninsular Studies

Name Title Email Address
Rosilie Hernández Associate Professor 

Early modern Spanish literature; Cervantes; relationship between religious art, theology, and imperial politics; gender studies and women writers; moral, economic, and political treatises; religious studies; visual cultures

rosieher@uic.edu
Steven Marsh Associate Professor 

Hispanic film; cultural theory; urban studies and Spanish politics

marshws@uic.edu
Dianna Niebylski Professor 

20th-21st century Latin American literature and culture; globalization and new aesthetics in Latin American literature; Trans-American studies; gender studies

dcn@uic.edu
Gabriel Riera Associate Professor 
20th-21st century Southern Cone literature, literary & critical theory; philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to literature

griera@uic.edu
Margarita Saona Professor
Head of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies

Contemporary Latin American literature; national identities, family, and gender; modernity and postmodernity; utopian and dystopian narratives; memory, visual arts, and trauma studies; cognition and the arts

saona@uic.edu
Tatjana Gajic Assistant Professor 

Spanish twentieth century literature and culture; Spanish intellectual and political history; gender, philosophy, culture and ecopolitics

tgajic@uic.edu
Silvia Rosman Clinical Assistant Professor

19th and 20th century Latin American Literature; Psychoanalysis; Critical and Cultural Theory

srosman@uic.edu

Affiliated and Emeritus Faculty


Klaus Müller-Bergh Professor Emeritus   
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Italian Faculty and Instructors

Name
Title
Email Address
Chiara Fabbian

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of the Italian Program      
19th and 20th century Italian literature and culture; relationship between literature and anthropology; Italian women writers; language pedagogy; curriculum development
cfabbian@uic.edu

Emanuela Zanotti Carney

Senior Lecturer
Assistant Coordinator for Italian Basic Language Program
ezcarney@uic.edu

Maria Lusco

Lecturer
Instructor for Siena Study Abroad Program
iusco@uic.edu

Elizabeth Moroney LaFranco

Lecturer
lafranco@uic.edu
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